Alarming Austin Apartments
June 22, 2010 8:57 PM Subscribe
How scared should we be of bad apartment complex reviews when looking in Austin?
posted by fugitivefromchaingang to Home & Garden (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are going to be moving to Austin in a little over a month (he got a job at UT). We were planning to find an apartment using a locator service. However, all the apartment complexes our locators have been sending us information about get very bad reviews online. It seems like there are various issues with break-ins, animals/vermin, rude or even dangerous neighbors, etc. In fact, it's hard for us to find any places in our price range that don't have these kinds of reviews.
We were hoping to find a 1 or 2 bedroom for somewhere around 725 a month, and we're not too picky about area (though we've heard that we should avoid the East side). We're looking for recommendations for where to consider - apartment complexes that are safe, clean, and not too far away. Do we need to up our price range? Should we take the recommendations with a grain of salt? We would prefer not to live more than 30 minutes away from UT.
(We're moving from upstate NY. We like nature/the outdoors and quiet surroundings.)